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Complications After Fasciotomy Revision and Delayed Compartment Release in Combat Patients

By Amber E. Ritenour and Donald H. Jenkins

Abstract

fasciotomies are associated with muscle necrosis and death in civilian trauma. Combat explosions severely damage tissue and distort normal anatomy making fas-ciotomies challenging. Rapid air evacua-tion may delay treatment of patients with evolving extremity compartment syndrome. We investigated the impact of fasciotomy revision and delayed compartment release on combat casualties after air evacuation. Methods: A retrospective review was performed of combat casualties who under

Topics: ment syndrome, Extremity, Revision, De- layed, Combat wounds
Year: 2005
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